Shimmery, hazy, melodic, sentimental. Hope Chest is a soft-psych shoegaze band from the San Francisco Bay Area trading in sentimental pop tunes. Acoustic meets electronic with 4-part harmonies…sort of like if The Mamas & The Papas were fans of The Smiths…if The Beach Boys were influenced by The Chameleons…you get the idea.
Formed in 1992 by Raymond Puzey, 2012 is the 20th anniversary of Hope Chest. Their last EP, “If Luck Should Smile Down Upon Us” and album “Constellation Prize” are available for free download at last.fm so please enjoy.
Hope Chest has just finished a new EP titled "I'll Walk You Home" which will be released January 2nd, 2013 - listen to the title track here. The band will play a 20th anniversary / record release show on Saturday January 5th at Rickshaw Stop (155 Fell Street, S.F.) with their good mates Astral and Tomihira. Cheers!